"What a difference a year makes," said Mr. Sweeney, who personally wrote letters to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem urging him to bring an event back to Washington. "It's unbelievable."
"It's all about Tiger," said Bob Sweeney, executive director of the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, a business group dedicated to attracting events to the area. "Not only is he the world's greatest golfer, but he has the best name and the best marketability. It's going to have an incredible impact on the city. Washington doesn't get these kinds of opportunities in the sports world, not since [the Redskins] were in the Super Bowl."